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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Local volunteers repair flags

Banners fly over cemetery during Memorial Day weekend


Last updated 3/1/2022 at 8:28am

Photos by Rod Larse | The Journal

Flags flying at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend.

RITZVILLE – Fifteen volunteers gathered Feb. 26 at the American Legion Hall, 106 W. Broadway Ave., to repair U.S. flags ahead of Memorial Day.

The flags are flown annually, Memorial Day weekend, at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery on Rosenoff Road, a half-mile west of the city limit.

Of the 178 flags in the collection, 86 were repaired by volunteer seamstresses.

Most of the damage occurs on the upper corner of the trailing edge of the flags, where the wind has the biggest whipping effect, volunteers said. Three flags were determined to be beyond repair and were replaced with new flags.

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